Dr. Marc Hodes is a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of  TPT. He also maintains a full time appointment as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Tufts University in Medford, MA. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the thermal management of electronics. This began in 1990 at the University of Minnesota, where he worked under Professor Avram Bar-Cohen on gas-assisted evaporative cooling (GAEC) of microelectronics, as per the design of the Cray III supercomputer. From 2008 to 2018 he held a succession of appointments from Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff to People Manager of a thermal management research group at Bell Laboratories, a subsidiary of Alcatel Lucent, now owned by Nokia. A myriad of projects related to, e.g., low thermal resistance mechanical substitutes for elastomeric gap fillers, low-power thermoelectric-based precision temperature control of photonics components and “three-dimensional” heat sinks enabled by novel manufacturing process were undertaken. Since joining Tufts University he has continued research in the thermal management space on, e.g., liquid metal cooling of microelectronics, enhanced microchannel cooling using superhydrophobic surfaces and variable conductance heat pipes. His work at Tufts has been funded by government (NSF, DARPA, DoE, etc.) and industry (Google, Huawei, Aerogel Technologies, etc.). CV.

Dr. Karamanis is a Co-Founder and Senior Engineer at Transport Phenomena Technologies, LLC. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University. He has expertise in analytical, numerical and experimental techniques relevant to convective transport. He is the PI in a NSF Phase I SBIR awarded to Transport Phenomena Technologies, LLC, to develop specialized thermal modeling software for Data/Telco centers. CV.